Working Towards Clearer Definitions: A National Self-Report Study of Teen Age Boys and Girls in England and Wales

  • Margaret Shaw
  • David Riley
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 50)


When in 1982 we began to think about the role of families in adolescent delinquency, we were motivated by concern with what could be done to reduce the chances of delinquency - by a concern with policy. What, it was argued, could we say to parents to help them understand or cope with the generation of adolescent delinquency? In a similar way, situational crime prevention was at that stage concerned with providing guidelines to various sectors of the community, on how to minimize their chance of victimization (e.g., Clarke & Mayhew, 1980; Winchester & Jackson, 1982). We were concerned with showing parents that many children do things that could get them into trouble with the police. We wished too to see whether there was still scope for parental action by this stage, given the strength of evidence supporting the role of parental supervision in prevention among younger children.2


Delinquent Behavior Routine Activity Juvenile Delinquency Parental Supervision Adolescent Delinquency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Shaw
    • 1
  • David Riley
    • 1
  1. 1.Formerly Home Office Research and Planning UnitLondonUK

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